World War II Hickam Field Collection [Robert "Chuck" Amrein]
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0038
Creators:
United States. Army Air Forces
Amrein, Robert "Chuck"
Dates:
1942-1945, 1992
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
Robert "Chuck" Amrein served as an aircraft mechanic with the 1503rd Army Air Force Base Unit at Hickam Field, Hawaii during World War II. This collection consists of materials relating to Amrein's service with the US Army Air Force including photographs; news clippings; and military records.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of materials relating to Robert "Chuck" Amrein's service with the US Army Air Force during World War II including photographs; news clippings; and military records. There are 40 black and white photographs and picture post cards of various sizes in the collection which include images of various places in Hawaii; scenes of life and personnel at Hickam Field, Hawaii; USO performers including Kay Kyser, Diana Lewis, and Joe E. Brown; aircraft including the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Boeing Model B-314 Clipper (USN), and Douglas R3D-2; Boeing B-29 Superfortress aircraft including
Enola Gay
and
Bockscar
; and photographs of Amrein, including one taken with his wife, Jessie Amrein (née Van Liew). There are also several photographs which are close-up views of the nose art on various aircraft including
Lady from Hades
;
Sweet Routine
;
Form 1-A
;
Million $ Baby
;
Texas Kate
;
Mickie's Menace
;
Mabel's Labels
;
Island Girl
; and
Tricky Micky
. The collection also includes photographs and news clippings about Gertie, a Himalayan sloth bear who was flown in a Boeing B-29 Superfortress as a mascot for missions over the Hump. Also in the collection are some of Amrein's military records including a plane pass; motor vehicle operator's permit; an off-base pass; and a US Army Air Force Introduction Card. Finally, the collection contains a flocked V-J Day card which reads, "Victory Greetings from Hawaii" that was sent by Amrein to his wife in 1945, and the fall 1992 issue of
Rolling Together
, the newsletter of the 4th Armored Division Association which includes Amrein's obituary.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by type of material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert "Chuck" Amrein served as an aircraft mechanic with the 1503rd Army Air Force Base Unit at Hickam Field, Hawaii during World War II.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2012) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Patricia A. Bloodgood, Gift, 2012, NASM.2012.0038

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
World War II Hickam Field Collection [Robert "Chuck" Amrein], NASM.2012.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Consolidated B-24 Liberator Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bases and Installations, Hawaii, Hickam Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Military records -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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